Experimental Assessment of the Mass of Ash Residue During the Burning of Droplets of a Composite Liquid Fuel

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An experimental study has been made of the regularities of burning of single droplets of typical compositions of a composite liquid fuel during the heating by an air flow with a varied temperature (600–900 K). As the basic components of the compositions of the composite liquid fuel, use was made of the: waste of processing (filter cakes) of bituminous coals of ranks K, C, and T, waste motor, turbine, and transformer oils, process mixture of mazut and oil, heavy crude, and plasticizer. The weight fraction of a liquid combustible component (petroleum) product) ranged within 0–15%. Consideration has been given to droplets of a composite liquid fuel with dimensions (radius) of 0.5 to 2 mm. Conditions of low-temperature initiation of combustion to ensure a minimum possible mass of solid incombustible residue have been determined. Petroleum products have been singled out whose addition to the composition of the composite liquid fuel tends to increase the ash mass (compared to the corresponding composition without a liquid combustible component). Approximation dependences have been obtained which permit predicting the influence of the concentration of the liquid petroleum product as part of the composite liquid fuel on the ash-residue mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-432
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • ash
  • coal-processing waste
  • composite liquid fuel
  • low-temperature ignition
  • waste petroleum products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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